Analysis of the Objectivity of Mass Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia
Authors: Roro Cahya Antika Putri, Fajar Junaedi
Abstract: During COVID-19, this study examines the accuracy of online news reporting by Beritasatu.com on reports of corruption in Indonesian social security funds. The substance of news items provided by Beritasatu.com was analyzed using a quantitative technique. The Westerstahl theory is used in the research data analysis phase. According to the objectivity matrix evaluation results, the element of actuality in the Beritasatu.com media in presenting facts and completeness of information, including 5W + 1H, is reasonably high. Furthermore, the news portal has the relevancy of the sources and the title determination based on the news issue. Beritasatu.com's balanced results in presenting two perspectives are relatively poor in impartiality, which is determined using markers of balance and neutrality. In contrast, news that quotes from one source dominates all news. As a result, Beritasatu.com lacks news verification discipline. Overall, the findings of the data study suggest that Beritasatu.com maintains its impartiality in reporting.
Keywords: Objectivity, Media, Conten Analysis, News, COVID-19
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